How To Build a (Jumbo) Marshmallow Tower

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With s’mores season winding to a close you might be wondering what to do with all those jumbo marshmallows.  Might I suggest building a marshmallow tower?  This awesome kid engineering project is simple to set up yet full of learning opportunities and good old fashioned fun.  I must admit I had as much fun as my […]


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Simple Back to School Organization With Free Printables

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Back-to-school organization is the key to a smooth transition from summer chaos to fall structure.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve teamed up with our sponsor, ClosetMaid®, to bring you some great ideas for streamlining morning and afternoon routines.  We’ve even got free printables to make the whole process extra simple. How To Organize for Back-to-School […]


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Travel Memory Game {Road Trip Fun!}

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This simple handmade travel memory game is a great activity to bring on your next road trip.  The biggest challenge of traveling with kids is keeping them occupied.  The more fun things there are to do and play the less you have to hear the dreaded “Are we there yet?” phrase.   Preschoolers will love […]


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Simple Origami Paper Boats {Plus Snack Mix!}

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For my family summer looks a lot like this: play in the water, eat a snack, repeat.  With the help of our sponsor Horizon Organic and this super fun and simple kid craft, I found a way to combine our two favorite summer activities.  Learn how to create these simple origami paper boats, plus a delicious […]


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Free Kids Printable Wallet With Play Money

Free Printable Wallet With Play Money from Little Learning Lovies and Kids Activities Blog

This Free Kids Printable Wallet With Play Money from Little Learning Lovies is a great way to practice money skills in a fun, exciting way way with your little ones.  We love sharing great money activities with you and sure hope you love this one! Free Kids Printable Wallet with Play Money There are a […]


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7 {Non-Icky} Ways To Learn About Bugs

Learn About Bugs

Bugs tend to gross our kids out.  With the exception of a few fearless and interested children, our kids don’t really want much to do with them.  Thankfully, there are ways we can teach our kids about bugs without ever having to touch one.  Hooray! If you’re looking for an ready to play activity box full of bug […]


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Learn About The Ocean

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Do you have a kiddo who can’t get enough of the ocean?  Learn about the ocean with the help of technology!  Explore the deep blue without even leaving the house!  Here at Kids Activities Blog we have partnered with our sponsor Verizon FiOS to bring you the best TV, YouTube, apps, and websites for learning […]


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{Kid Craft!} DIY Marble Maze

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Your kids will love making this fun and easy marble maze.  The only thing more fun than making it is playing with it!  We’ve partnered with our sponsor Horizon Organic, to bring you this creative kid made toy.  We love giving kids the chance to design their very own toys, this activity fosters independence and nurtures imagination.  Gather […]


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Blowing Bubbles to Make Art

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Blowing bubbles to make art is a great way to discuss hyperbolic pressure… or to just enjoy making a mess creating colorful designs with your kiddos. What you need to make Soap Bubble Art: 1 T Dish Soap 3 T Water water soluble food coloring (10 drops) straws cardstock paper (You can use computer paper or […]


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How To Make Erupting Soap

Ivory Soap Eruption

How to make Erupting Ivory Soap: If you think baking soda and vinegar eruptions are cool then you’re going to love what happens to a bar of ivory soap when you put it in the microwave!   What you need: A bar of Ivory soap (no substitutions allowed) A microwave safe plate A microwave Yep, that’s it! […]


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5 Little Ghosts No-Sew Finger Puppets

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Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable no-sew finger puppets.  Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts.  This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay, I’ve even included a few fun rhymes!  With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer […]


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DIY Clipping Toy: Road Trip Sanity with a Toddler

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Homemade toys don’t have to be fancy.  For young toddlers, sometimes the simpler the toy, the better the play. This DIY buckle, clipping toy kept my toddler (17m) entertained for hours! I was inspired to make this one morning at the park, when all the other kids were playing with the slides and the swings […]


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{3 in 1} Free Kids Printables

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Today, we have more Free Kids Printables from the Little Bunny series. Matching games for kids are not only fun, but also a great way to sneak in some learning.  These free kids printables can be used as coloring sheets, a matching game, or a little book of opposites. Kids will learn as they play! Little Bunny Free Kids Printables: […]


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13 Ways to Learn with Everyday Objects

Everday Objects

We love finding new ways to learn.  It’s fun to dig through your drawers and cabinets and find things you can turn into an activity with your kids. We’ve got several fun ways to learn with your kids using everyday objects you may never have considered!  These great ideas were inspired by The Educators Spin […]


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10 Preschool Learning Boxes

10 Preschool Learning Boxes

Learning boxes are containers filled with individual activities or crafts for your kids to do.  Planning out learning activities and keeping them stored and ready is a great way to keep them busy and always be prepared! The idea of having several fun learning activities ready and right at your fingertips is genius.  This list […]


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11 Learning Activities Perfect for Preschoolers

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For those with preschoolers in the home, we have some great activities for you today.  We love being able to learn and play at the same time and these fun things meet that criteria.  Inspired by Tips from A Typical Mom, we’re sharing a handful of learning activities for your little ones.  11 Learning Activities […]


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Kinetic Sight Word Activity… With a Beach Ball

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Have I told you about our Fridays? We are homeschooling our oldest two kiddos and Fridays are our fun learning day! We count with legos, we have “PE at the park”, and we play sight word ball. Even our two and one year old kiddos join in the fun! Fun Sight Word Activity This is […]


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Preschool Math: Learning With Dominoes

Preschool Math - Learning with Dominos

Preschool math activities are exploring the world paying attention to numbers. Kids Activities Blog is completely head-over-heels when these things can be done with stuff you already have at home. We just feel like life is too short to have to make another trip to the store. Digging around in a forgotten cupboard drawer, I […]


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How to Brush Your Teeth with a Giant Mouth Model!

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It is important to learn how to brush your teeth from childhood through adulthood.  It can be hard for children to really understand the proper way to floss and brush so we made a model mouth to practice with. Kids Activities Blog hopes your child has fun with this project while also learning how to brush […]


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How To Make A Compass

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My son loves making cool gadgets.  For his latest creation, he learned how to make his own compass. The supplies are simple: plastic lid or shallow bowl needle or straight pin a bar magnet a slice of cork/styrofoam or the top of a plastic milk jug some water Step 1 I helped by using a […]


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Teaching Number Concepts {Fun Bowling Game}

Teaching Number Concepts, Bowling Game

Becky Spence is a homeschooling mama to four little blessings. She is passionate about teaching, specifically literacy. She is the author of This Reading Mama, where she shares reading and writing activities as well as free literacy curricula and printables.


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10 Creative Ideas for Learning at Home

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Learning is a very important part of growing up.  Many children go to school each day to learn while others stay at home and home school.  Here is a great list to get you started learning at home. Our Best Blog feature, The Usual Meyhem, has offered us a whole slew of creative ideas for […]


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Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics

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One of our kids learned to read fairly easily, and our other child has struggled.  I was so thankful to find these activities linked up in our weekly It’s Playtime, our Kids Meme that runs every Wednesday afternoon.  They have been a huge help with making Phonics fun for kids! How to Read: Word family […]


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Activities For Babies ~ Add Yours

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It’s link up time again! We want YOU to link up your favorite Activities for Babies.  As always, only family-friendly posts accepted. Link Up Your Favorite Activities for Babies! By linking up you give permission to anyone to grab a picture and feature you on a site they write for, Facebook, or Pinterest. If we […]


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10 Reading Games for Kids to Make Learning Fun!

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Reading games can help your child read!  Beginning words for kids like sight words can be made much easier to learn {and fun} when reading games are part of the day. Kids Activities Blog loves making learning fun.  Here are a collection of reading games that will have your early reader giggling.  If you are […]


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Learning to Be Kind {Kindness for Kids}

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Learning to be kind is an essential life skill for kids.  Not only can kindness for kids help them behave better, but it allows them to cope with more knowledge when they are not shown kindness by others. Kids Activities Blog loves this fill a bucket concept which is the perfect kindness activities for kids. […]


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Literacy Activity: Learning Pronouns

Great literacy activity for preschool kids for learning pronouns!

A literacy activity can solidify a child’s understanding of a concept while they are having fun.  Learning pronouns is a perfect example of a time to bring in a fun activity like this.  Kids Activities Blog believes in making learning fun, for the child and the parent! Literacy Activity With four males and only two […]


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Travel Around the World {3 Times In One Day}

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We aren’t traveling this season, but wish we were!  Here is an activity we created so that we could travel around the world – from the comfort of home. Recently we took a few trips around the world, three to be exact, all in one afternoon. It was pretty awesome. Travel Around the World ANIMALS: […]


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Fine Motor Skills Develop with this {Easy} Montessori Method Activity

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Young children are still developing fine motor skills which are so important in learning to write.  This Montessori Method activity helps them build those skills while having fun at the same time.  Kids Activities Blog loves finding simple kids activities {like this Montessori Method based one} that can be done at home with things that […]


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Best Apps for Kids

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We collect lots of things, acorns, artworks, stones from various places we have visited AND lots of great apps for kids.  These are just a few of the apps in our collection.  Kim, another Quirky Momma blogger has a collection of Free Educational Apps (that are amazing!!) and we have another collection of silly apps […]


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